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by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Video: Your motorcycle's cooling system: How it works, and how to flush it!
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Video: Your motorcycle's cooling system: How it works, and how to flush it!

Somebody here contacted Prestone - It's in a thread here somewhere... Turns out good-ol' green Prestone is silicate-free (doesn't say so on the jug though) and is OK in the 'Wings. It's all that's been in my 1100 since I got it back in '05 (before I heard of 'Wings needing silicate-free coolant)......
by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Double side tape
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Double side tape

Yup, VHB is the stuff. I use it ALL the time - it basically stays put no matter what, and fastens things permanently - unless you want to remove it, in which case it is possible, with no goo or adhesive left behind. Love it! https://www.amazon.com/3M-Heavy-Mounting-width-length/dp/B007Y7H56E/ref=sr_...
by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Your 2010s as a Motorcyclist
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Your 2010s as a Motorcyclist

Wow. Interesting idea, and poignant, as I went out for a ride today to cap off the year (and I guess the decade), before putting my Wing to bed for the winter. I have no idea how many miles I've ridden this decade, but a few memorable moments come to mind: Riding 3 1/2 hours across I-90 at supra-leg...
by WingAdmin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Video: Your motorcycle's cooling system: How it works, and how to flush it!
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Video: Your motorcycle's cooling system: How it works, and how to flush it!

I created a video recently explaining the operation of your motorcycle's cooling system, followed by a tutorial explaining and demonstrating how to properly flush your cooling system and refill it with new coolant! If you've never thought of doing this, or weren't quite sure if you knew how, check o...
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Rear Tire Rubbing
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Austone Rear Tire Rubbing

I have just completed my rear tire replacement with the now unavailable Austone, and have a lot of rubbing on the inner fender flap, even though I tied it out of the way. If this particular flap was completely removed, would it cause too much of a problem with mud, etc. being flung up under the fra...
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1993 Aspencade Stereo amplifier help
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: 1993 Aspencade Stereo amplifier help

You'll need an amplifier with speaker-level inputs, as there is no line level output from the radio and its built-in amplifier.
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not your average GL1000 rebuild project
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Not your average GL1000 rebuild project

This guy had a different vision for his 1977 GL1000...






https://silodrome.com/goldwing-custom-d ... of-london/
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

minimac wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:27 am
newday777 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:14 pm
minimac wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:56 am
If for some reason this deal falls through, I'll take it.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=53975
No longer looking...bike was totaled.
Oh no! What happened? Are you OK?
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Snow on the ground
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Snow on the ground

I wasn't ready for this. This is four days now we've had snow on the ground. My bike isn't even close to being winterized yet - I still have to get out on it, get it warmed up, oil changed, fuel filled, etc.... With any luck it will warm up soon, some rain will wash the salt off the roads, and I can...
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: pulse secondary air injection system
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: pulse secondary air injection system

does any one know what the pulse secondary air injection system is and how it functions. When you close the throttle, the mixture gets rich, which means unburned fuel (hydrocarbons) get blown out the exhaust. Totally normal, doesn't hurt the engine, but it is horrible for emissions. The fuel doesn'...
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike
Replies: 76
Views: 2473

Re: '86 GW Interstate Project Bike

I do the exact same thing when doing disassembly of major parts: everything goes into ziploc sandwich bags, which get labelled with a Sharpie marker.
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heated jacket liner question?
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: Heated jacket liner question?

I have a Gerbings heated liner. I will normally wear just a T-shirt underneath it, or sometimes a thin, long-sleeved shirt. The liner is very snug against me. Over that, I have only my much-beloved Olympia Ranger jacket which blocks all wind. This combination is good down to 40 degrees. Below that, ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: trunk box pocket lid
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: trunk box pocket lid

Both my trunk box pocket lid hinge pins were broken when I bought the bike, I read in these pages about abs glue, I have no faith in any glue so I used a different method. I also used a metal pin through the lugs that were not yet broken to re-inforce them Being a retired TV engineer I alwas used t...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DarkSide
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: DarkSide

You really don't want to use steel implements directly against the rim to pry the tires on and off - it takes only a very small scratch on those (soft, aluminum) bead-seating surfaces to create a very annoying slow (or not so slow!) leak. Using the rim protectors like I show in my tire-changing How-...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace availability
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: Blackwing fork brace availability

I bought a superbrace about 6 months ago which is basically the same thing for $75 . They are in California and at that time just started manufacturing them again. They're not the same thing, at all. I had a Superbrace on my GL1500. It was fine. Then I replaced it with a Blackwing fork brace. The d...
by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DarkSide
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: DarkSide

I use a similar method for my tires - but I don't use zip ties, as I'm too paranoid that they will tear or otherwise damage the bead, which means endless air leaks - or worse. I use nylon ratchet straps, cheap Harbor Freight versions. Also, soap (especially dish soap) is a very bad idea for lubricat...
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Adding an avatar to your profile
Replies: 119
Views: 195615

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

jerryd15 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:26 pm
Loaded the pic easy but it is a quarter turn off. Changed it on the pc and still comes up that way.???
It seems to be an issue with some phones and cameras - they don't implement the "this side up" information tags in the image correctly.

Try editing the image very slightly and re-saving it.
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why we're invisible to drivers
Replies: 23
Views: 1469

Re: Why we're invisible to drivers

It's what I have my Bluetooth controller buttons mounted on as well. :)
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Winter boots whats the best ???
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Winter boots whats the best ???

Hello All... I'm gathering gear to ride this winter.. I just need a good pair of winter boots to complete the collection... I use to ride a good bit and camped on the road... but that was when I was much younger.. and now being older... I like the comfort that good gear offers...throwing out someth...
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 30
Views: 1181

Re: Clear coating small area

I've used this type of clear coat before on a car. WingAdmin, did you intend to attach a link to the product? oops, yes I did! This is the product/supplier I used: https://www.amazon.com/Automotive-Spray-Paint-Infiniti-Tricoat/dp/B079BJBQQW/ref=sr_1_7 They have kits like this for pretty much every ...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heated jacket liner question?
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: Heated jacket liner question?

Mine is quite snug on me, but I wish it was about 2 inches longer, as to get a snug fit on me, meant the size was quite a bit smaller than I usually wear. I have worn mine as a jacket before out of necessity...but it's pretty ugly as a jacket. :) I've worn and used it down below freezing, and was st...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to change your engine oil
Replies: 12
Views: 24151

Re: How to change your engine oil

Thanks Wingadmin. So I don't need to make room for the Seafoam??? I just ad it-run it for 30 minutes+- Then Change it? The amount of Seafoam put in compared to the overall amount of oil is tiny. If your oil is right at the very top you might consider draining a few ounces, but personally I wouldn't...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Jis screwdriver
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Jis screwdriver

Happytrails wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:36 pm
Vessel JIS are awesome :)
I agree, I LOVE my Vessel JIS screwdrivers!
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 30
Views: 1181

Re: Clear coating small area

I've used this type of clear coat before on a car. It was part of a three-step paint repair kit. There was a base coat (white), a metallic coat (white with metallic bits), and a clear coat. It was created specifically for the car by an aftermarket supplier. It worked extremely well. As with all pain...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why we're invisible to drivers
Replies: 23
Views: 1469

Why we're invisible to drivers

A really good article on the biology of our eyes and brain, and why drivers don't see bikes on the road: https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28306/why-you-dont-see-motorcycles-on-the-road/ The late-model Ford Escape and I arrived at the intersection in my neighborhood at about the same time. I...